Welcome to the first installment of the Weekly Wednesday Rundown, where you can find everything you need to know about the current political landscape of the 2008 presidential election. From declarations to debates, from saucy scandals to practical policies, we will examine how the remaining presidential campaigns both affect and are affected by the news of the day.
Who’s Hsu with Hillary Clinton
The entertaining scandal following the
He also happens to under FBI investigation for “straw donating,” or pressuring and paying others to send money to a campaign. Hsu pleaded no contest to this investment fraud charge in 1991, but skipped out on his sentencing in 1992. Last week he turned himself in, only to go missing again when he failed to appear at his bail hearing last Wednesday.
Apparently, instead of attending court, Hsu bought a ticket and boarded an Amtrak train going from
The campaign took another step though, which I think may hurt
Fred Thompson couldn’t help buy chime in on this scandal, saying that
Petreaus Testifies to Congress
General Petreaus testified on Capitol Hill this week regarding the surge of troops in
Liberal group moveon.org printed an article in the New York Times the day of the hearing, labeling the four-star General Petreaus, General BetrayUs. Many Americans on both sides of the aisle were offended by this attack. Since the group is openly liberal, the Democratic candidates have unrightfully been forced to shoulder much of the blame.
Senators McCain Biden, Clinton, and Obama received quite a bit of face time on the major networks for their comments during the hearing. Senator McCain’s campaign used Petreaus’ testimony to argue that McCain was correct to support the surge. They are looking desperately for something to kick start their slowing momentum. McCain will talk about his military experience and plans for
On the whole, General Petreaus’ testimony benefited the Republican candidates. Good news from
Univision Democratic Debate
Democrats met Sunday night for a debate on Univision, probably the most popular Spanish channel in the
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Senator Chris Dodd from
Break-in at Romney Headquarters
Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign headquarters in